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Anaphalis notoniana (DC.) DC., Prodr. 6; 273. 1838; Hook.f., Fl. Brit. India 3: 284. 1881. Helichrysum notonianum DC. in Wight Contrib. Bot. Ind. 20. 1834.

Herbs, perennial, erect, up to 35 cm high, subcorymbosely branched from base, densely clothed with dull brown-yellow wool. Leaves oblong, usually imbricate, erect, base subamplexicaul, obtuse at apex, margins sometimes very slightly recurved, 0.4 - 1.6 x 0.1 - 0.3 cm, surfaces densely fulvous, 1-nerved, sessile. Heads campanulate, crowded in branched terminal corymbs, ca 2 mm across; peduncle obscure and softly woolly. Involucral bracts many-seriate, scarious, yellow or pinkish tinged; outermost obovate, densely clothed with yellow tomentum, usually toothed at apex, base with brownish blotch; inner ones oblong. Ray florets filiform, ca 1 mm long, 4-toothed. Disc florets bisexual, ca 1.2 mm long, 5-toothed. Achenes minute, ca 0.2 mm long, papillose. Pappus hairs white, shining, minutely bristly.

Fl. & Fr. Dec. - May.

Distrib. India: W. Ghats, common in open grasslands, 1925 - 2670 m, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.


Notes. The densely crowded leaves completely conceal the stem.

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